Pedestrians and bus passengers will soon benefit from improvements now underway near the busy intersection of 24th Avenue Northeast and Lake City Way Northeast. A contractor working for the Seattle Department of Transportation is constructing new sidewalks and other street elements to improve safety, and expects to complete the work in about three months. The project includes sidewalks, a curb bulb, curb ramps, a new crosswalk, an upgraded traffic signal, and improvements to a bus stop and storm drainage, many of which were recommended by the community.
The intersection of 24th and Lake City Way will be closed the weekend of June 5, when traffic volumes are lower, to allow crews to work in this area. The intersection will be closed from 4 p.m. on Friday, June 5 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 7. Pedestrian and bicycle access will be provided.
In general, during construction the contractor will close lanes on Lake City Way Northeast, Northeast 104th Way, and 24th Avenue Northeast, and will restrict on-street parking as needed. The crews will normally work from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and possibly some nights. The bus stop on Lake City Way will be temporarily relocated. For information on bus service, look for Rider Alert notices at bus stops, see Metro Online, www.kingcounty.gov/metro or call 206.553.3000.
In order to make these improvements, parking on the east side of Lake City Way will be permanently removed in the project area and traffic lanes will be shifted. To see a map and for more information, please see the project web page, http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/lakecityway24thimprovements.htm.
This project was identified by local residents through the Lake City Way Traffic Safety Project, a two-year effort to improve safety through engineering treatments, increased enforcement patrols and educational outreach efforts. Learn more about this project here: www.seattle.gov/lcw.